Beijing: Fan Changlong and Xu Qiliang were endorsed as vice chairmen of the Central Military Commission (CMC) of China at the annual parliamentary session on Friday.
Nearly 3,000 deputies to the 12th National People's Congress voted to approve the nomination by Xi Jinping, chairman of the CMC, according to the Constitution, reported Xinhua.
Chang Wanquan, Fang Fenghui, Zhang Yang, Zhao Keshi, Zhang Youxia, Wu Shengli, Ma Xiaotian and Wei Fenghe were appointed the CMC members after Xi's nomination was approved by the national lawmakers.
General Fan, born in May 1947, is currently a member of the Political Bureau of the 18th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and a vice chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission.
General Xu, born in March 1950, is currently a member of the Political Bureau of the 18th CPC Central Committee and a vice chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission.
First Published: Friday, March 15, 2013, 11:48